Fans of the Jazz bass® know that J Bass pickups built by Fender® in the 1970’s sound very different from the pickups used in the 60’s. The AG 4 and 5J-70 pickups bring the sound of the 70’s to your bass: bright and articulate with a deep, clear low end. They are perfect for slapping, funk and R&B. Many rock players also prefer the 70’s sound.
Because pickup windings and materials varied so much throughout the 70’s, we used several pickups from different years as our sonic models. Through a process of listening and prototyping we discovered the very small gradations of wire size and winding patterns that reproduce the bright and deep sound of the 70’s Jazz Bass® pickup.
Available as a calibrated neck and bridge pickup set, the AG 4 and 5J-70 pickups are direct replacements for Jazz Bass® style basses. The AG CL accepts a narrower, 17.5mm – 18.5mm string spacing.
Wire: Enamel, 42 gauge
Magnets: Alnico V
Leads: Single conductor, cloth covered
Size: 4-string Jazz Bass (see exact dimensions here…)